There is a guy who is known for his iimmense knowledge of vacuum tubes & vintage LP Juniors. His name is Gregg Levy. If you want tubes, Hi-Test (Gregg's store) is the one you want to try. He will help you select just THE tube for the tone you need in your vintage amp. At one point, Gregg was "the" Trainwreck & LP Jr guy too. This particular guitar was custom ordered by Mr L with the idea of being close to a LP Jr in growl. The pickup, to my ears, is the most big so9unding snarliest of any Detemple I've had (and I'm up to almost 50). HUGE sounding!
BUT what I freaking LOVE about this guitar are 2 additional features. 1) The neck profile is a much friendlier depth than a typical Detemple 'bat". 2) the Tone is QUACKY if you turn down the volume. Not sure how else to say this but it's just the quackiest Tele I've ever played. I freaking LOVE it. This is DEFINITELY the most UNIQUE Detemple tonally that I've played. I just can't get enough of it.
Now you can get all the Specs & Condition overview if you page through the pictures & find my SHEET. Because you thirst for knowledge here is a summary of the sumamary...
- 1 Piece uniquely figured Ash Body
- 1 Piece Flamed Maple Neck
- Soft V .90" - .92" Profile
- Just 6lb-14oz
- 9.5" Radius
- 1-11/16" Nut Width
- Open Tuners
- Med/Lg Frets
- Satin Neck Finish
- Titanium Parts (outlined in sheet)
- Some wear outlined in Spec Sheet (in pictures)
- Original Hard Case
- Custom Pickup